Liverpool Eatery Gets PETA Kudos for Delivering Vegan Fried Chicken

For Immediate Release:

16 April 2020


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


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Liverpool – To encourage people to eat vegan while supporting local eateries during the COVID-19 lockdown, PETA – which notes that the virus originated in a meat market – has compiled a list of the top 10 places that deliver vegan fried chicken in the UK.

On the list is Liverpool restaurant Down the Hatch, whose crispy fried offerings include seitan wings, jackfruit nuggets, and the Rudeboy burger, a crunchy seitan patty with sweetcorn relish, charred pineapple, fried okra, crunchy slaw, and Reggae Reggae sauce – all available via Deliveroo.

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“By treating yourself to Down the Hatch’s vegan fried chicken, you’re supporting a local business while being kind to animals,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Since live-animal markets and filthy factory farms are linked to the spread of COVID-19, SARS, swine flu, avian flu, mad cow disease, and more, we can help reduce the risk of future pandemics by opting for delicious vegan offerings over meat.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that chickens are smart, social, and sensitive animals who love their families and value their own lives. Those raised for their flesh on factory farms are routinely fed antibiotics and bred to grow so large that their legs often collapse under their own body weight. At the abattoir, they’re shackled upside down, their throats are slit, and they’re scalded in defeathering tanks – sometimes while still conscious.

Rounding out PETA’s list are Chicken & Blues in Bournemouth and Poole, DoppleGanger in Cambridge, Huns Vegan in Leicester, Sunshine Deli in Sheffield, Biff’s Jack Shack in London, Greazy Vegan in Cardiff, Neat Burger in London, and Twisted London and Absurd Vird, which are available in locations around the UK.

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